LOCATION Rue de Rivoli is one of the most famous and desirable addresses in Paris. You really won’t find a better location to explore the city of light.
WHAT TO SEE From the minute we arrived, we were awed by the breathtaking 18th-century Belle Époque décor. The interiors are a beautiful mix of bold patterns, huge chandeliers and grand artworks. After the warmest of welcomes, we were shown to our fifth-floor suite, which was just as impressive – the super-chic lounge and bedroom gave such wonderfully romantic views of the Eiffel Tower. As the sun went down, we sat with champagne in hand to watch its sparkling lights.
WHAT TO DO The hotel is surrounded by fabulous shopping from every designer store you could ever wish for – so it would seem only right to indulge in some retail therapy! The impeccably manicured Jardins des Tuileries are adjacent to the hotel, and the Louvre and Musée de l’Orangerie are both nearby.
WHAT TO EAT Dinner at the hotel’s Le Dali was the highlight of our stay. It’s named after the artist who was a frequent guest (along with the likes of Warhol). The interiors were designed by Philippe Starck and the huge painted canvas on the ceiling is an amazing focal point.
The food lived up to the decadent atmosphere – we loved the seared octopus, and the scallops were utterly delicious. Also at the hotel is the two Michelin-starred Le Meurice Alain Ducasse, run by celebrated chef Jocelyn Herland. French-born Jocelyn Herland had a passion for food from a young age and has had a glittering career working with many Michelin-starred chefs.
A stay here makes you feel like sheer royalty – you’ll never want to leave!
BOOK A Classic room at Le Meurice from €760, dorchestercollection.com